Did you know just to heat and cool your house takes up about 50% of all energy costs? We wanted to give you some simple tips you can follow to reduce energy costs. You can save money and energy while lowering your carbon footprint. Let’s get started!
1. Change your air filter regularly.
Check your filter every month, especially during heavy use months (winter and summer). If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months.
2. Give your HVAC equipment a yearly tune up.
Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.
3. Check, then seal heating and cooling ducts.
Your homes’ ducts move air to-and-from a forced air furnace, central air conditioner, or heat pump and are often big energy wasters. Sealing and insulating ducks can improve the efficiency of a heating and cooling system by as much as 20 percent — and sometimes much more.
4. When needed, consider installing ENERGY STAR qualified equipment.
If your HVAC equipment is more than 10 years old or not keeping your house comfortable, get the opinion of a professional HVAC contractor. When it’s not performing efficiently or perhaps needs upgrading, consider replacing it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR.
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